Aside from the many natural beauties that sprout all over the island, the towns and cities in Kauai are also bustling with modern structures and developments. Kauai shopping is a very fun and exciting experience since you get a vast selection of authentic Hawaiian goods and other well-known international brands. You get to enjoy different atmospheres with varying themes that truly depict the Hawaiian lifestyle.
You will find a variety of good shopping places ranging from small shops to boutiques to department centers to malls. There are plenty of specialty shops and boutiques carrying unique souvenir items and vintage accessories and clothing on the north shore.
Antiques are also sold coming from different lands like Polynesia, Tibet and India. Jewelry, Oriental rugs, necklaces, leis, bracelets, anklets and pearls can be purchased in Hanalei and Princeville. Other great home items like candles, soaps, tablecloths, napkins with exotic designs, plates and aloha shirts are found in factories and outlets in these areas as well.
Art collectors will enjoy the many fine art shops and galleries at Lihue and Kalapaki. Several authentic Kauai crafts and original Hawaiian pieces like woodwork, lauhala weavings, Niihau shell leis, coconut products and other tropical collectibles can be found at the Kauai Museum as well as other farmer’s markets, also known as Sunshine Markets.
The east side features fine art, vintage maps, jewelry, aloha shirts, Kukui guava jams and other delightful food, beverages and snacks. Kapaa Town, Wailua Shopping Plaza and Kinipopo Shopping Village feature some of the most attractive handmade items in the state. You will find over 70 shopts selling mementos, crafts, fabrics and antiques in the Coconut Marketplace.